20th Sep, 2019

Misery goes on for Alcester BC

Liam Moakes 22nd May, 2017

ALCESTER Bowling Club’s poor start to the crown green season continued and indeed got worse as every match over the past week resulted in defeat.

In Division Five of the S&W Birmingham Over 60s League the A team travelled to Colebrook B where only Jean Bannister (21-12) and Ken Harvey (21-16) achieved winning cards.

Alcester suffered a 24-shot defeat as the hosts won eight points and Alcester just two.

The A team suffered their second defeat of the week in Division Two of the Yardley Superleague. Their visit to Bournville Sports again brought just a couple of winning cards, this time from Val McDermott and Ken Craddock (both 21-11), resulting in a 46-shot defeat. Bournville picked up 16 points to Alcester’s two.

The B team in Division Four had their match postponed due to a waterlogged green.

Ground advantage in Division One of the Heart of England League brought no relief to the A team who again went down by 16 points to two as they crashed to a 47-shot defeat against Austin British Legion A.

Once more there were just two winning cards – Ken Harvey (strong at 21-8) and John Alderson (21-19).

The final match of the week brought the biggest loss as the B team crashed to a 54-shot defeat at White Hart B.

Yet again there were only two winners – Rick Horton (21-15) and David Hodgson (21-16) – as Hart secured a 16-2 victory.

Thus, in the Heart of England League, both Alcester sides have lost all four of their games so far and both are currently bottom of their respective divisions.

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